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[[England]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kent]][[England]]  [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]  [[Kent Parishes]]
[[Image:Pembury_St_Peter_KentPembury St Peter Kent.jpg|thumb|right|Pembury St Peter]]
== Parish History ==
The Upper church of Pembury St Peter, Hastings Road, Pembury has been designated as a grade II* listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-437880-upper-church-of-st-peter-pembury+ British listed building] dates from 1846-1847 as a chapel of ease later parish church. See [http://www.kentchurches.info/church.asp?p=Pembury+2+ Kent Churches website]<br>
See Edward Hasted The History and Topographical Survey of the County of Kent: Volume 5 (1798), pp. 260-272 [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=62905+ at British History Online]<br>
See [http://www.nwkfhs.org.uk/pemb_plc.htm+ Pembury North West Kent Family History Society] for the Parish church of St Peter and the chapel of ease the Upper church of St Peter and other places of worship. [Pembury Old Church St Peter]<br>
The former workhouse for&nbsp;[[Tonbridge Poor Law Union, Kent]] at Pembury became a hospital in 1938 (Pembury County Hospital )and now houses [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pembury_Hospital+ Pembury Hospital Wikipedia]. <br>
The chapel at Pembury Hospital, Tonbridge Road, Pembury has been designated as a grade II listed building [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-503025-chapel-at-pembury-hospital-pembury+ British listed building] and is a surviving example of a dedicated former workhouse and later hospital chapel commemorating staff and with several original features from the 1860's gothic style construction and interior.&nbsp; <br>
== Resources ==
==== Civil Registration ====
See [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/tonbridge.html+ Tonbridge Registration District]
Kent County Council (KCC) has a certificate centre at the Mansion House in Tunbridge Wells which holds all the completed registers for Kent since 1 July 1837 and can supply a certified copy of any Kent birth, death or marriage entry from any register within its custody or a Kent civil partnership registration from the government online database.
The Mansion House<br>(Certificate Centre)<br>Grove Hill Road<br>Tunbridge Wells<br>Kent TN1 1EP <br>
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
==== Church records ====
Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX
From Spring 2012 material formerly held at<br>Centre for Kentish Studies,County Hall,Maidstone,Kent ME14 1XX<br>is available at Kent History and Library Centre see [http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/archives_and_local_history.aspx Kent Archives] which also enables a search of the catalogue for Kent Archives material deposited at Canterbury Cathedral Archives
Family History Library film numbers<br>{{FHL|England%2C+Kent%2C+Pembury|subject|disp=Pembury}} <br>See also [[England, Kent, Parish Registers and Bishop's Transcripts (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]<br>
Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records.&nbsp;
==== Land Tax ====
Images for the Borough of Sunighleigh, Borough of Tipperidge, Pembury available at FamilySearch Records see [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 1780-1832<br>
Images for [[Brenchley, Kent]], [[Horsmonden, Kent]] Pembury, Kent and [[Yalding, Kent]] available at FamilySearch Records see [[England, Kent, Land Tax Assessments (FamilySearch Historical Records)]] 1780-1832<br>
==== Census records ====
[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/show?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fcatalog-search-api%3A8080%2Fwww-catalogapi-webservice%2Fitem%2F509039+ Census returns for Pembury 1841-1891]<br>
FamilySearch Records includes collections of census indexes which can be searched online for free. In addition FamilySearch Centres offer free access to images of the England and Wales Census through '''[[FHC Portal]]''' Computers here have access to the Family History Centre Portal page which gives free access to premium family history software and websites that generally charge for subscriptions.<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Category:England_Family_History_Centres] to locate local Family History Centres in UK<br>[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Introduction_to_LDS_Family_History_Centers] to locate outside UK.<br>Many archives and local history collections in public libraries in England and Wales offer online census searches and also hold microfilm or fiche census returns.
Images of the census for 1841-1891 can be viewed in census collections at Ancestry (fee payable) or Find My Past (fee payable)
The 1851 census of England and Wales attempted to identify religious places of worship in addition to the household survey census returns.
[http://search.ancestry.co.uk/group/ukicen/UK_Census_Collection.aspx+ Ancestry UK Census Collection]
[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/search-menu/census-land-and-surveys+ Find my Past census search 1841-1901]
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Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives.
Prior to the 1911 census the household schedule was destroyed and only the enumerator's schedule survives. The 1911 census of England and Wales was taken on the night of Sunday 2 April 1911 and in addition to households and institutions such as prisons and workhouses, canal boats merchant ships and naval vessels it attempted to include homeless persons. The schedule was completed by an individual and for the first time both this record and the enumerator's schedule were preserved. <br>Two forms of boycott of the census by women are possible due to frustration at government failure to grant women the universal right to vote in parliamentary and local elections. The schedule either records a protest by failure to complete the form in respect of the women in the household or women are absent due to organisation of groups of women staying away from home for the whole night. Research estimates that several thousand women are not found by census search.<br>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/census/1911/person?ukwid=394505&amp;sourceid=1&amp;utm_source=Google+FMP+Main_CPC&amp;utm_medium=Key+Keywords&amp;utm_campaign=1911+census+ Find my Past 1911 census search]<br>
==== Poor Law Unions ====
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